Preparing Lots Over 5 Hectares for Bushfire Season

All large lots larger than 5 hectares in size will need to meet the following requirements by the Annual Fire Hazard Reduction Notice deadline.

All buildings and structures must have a minimum of three meters clearance of all combustible material. Structures include private power poles.

Power pole clearance

Fire breaks must be a minimum of three meters in width and have a minimum overhead clearance of four meters.

Mineral earth or mulched breaks installed within 20 meters inside and along the whole external boundary of land held in continuous ownership up to a maximum of 200 hectates.


Fire break

Fire break fences


NO permit required until 31 August 2023

Permits required from 1 September 2023 - 14 October 2023

Burning is prohibited from 15 October 2023 - 14 February 2024

Permit required from 15 February 2024 - 6 April 2024

NO permit required from 7 April 2024